UNIQLO launches affordable, awesome kids clothes - and all we can say is whoo!
I have been a huge UNIQLO fan for ages. I love their chic mix-and-match basics, their long-lasting wear, the great prices, and the social responsibility commitment of this global company.
And now for the first time, US kids can get in on the fabulous, accessible European styling with the brand new UNIQLO Kids and Babies Collection launching tomorrow. (Yay!) So we're we're thrilled to be working with them as our latest sponsor, and get the chance to give you a sneak peek of the coolness coming your way.
This one is for every parent out there who's tired of the same old mall stores but still wants affordable, durable, stylish kids clothes that will last for more than 16 seconds. (Raising hands here - you too?)
[don't miss the fantastic UNIQLO kids styles after the jump, plus a chance to win a big UNIQLO gift certificate from Cool Mom Picks!]
Tons of plaids in everything from shirts to accessories - great for pairing together
for a funkier look; or just pair a single piece with denim or a colorful pant.
Layering pieces for girls from leggings to sweats - so glad to see that
tighter isn't trendier this year! Unless you're talking skinny jeans.
All the denim starts under $20.
Little girls clothes like fleece vests ($14.90), basic tees, and jeans with
adjustable inner waistbands to grow with your kids--a lifesaver!
Baby and little boys and girls clothes built for play, without sacrificing style.
The outerwear also has name tags built right in. (We parents thank you.)
Classic American basics like sweats and cargo pants, but with European
flourishes like surprising inner contrast fabrics, bold colors, and
terrific details like longer sleeve cuffs.
Plus the much lauded HEATTECH clothing minimizes sweating during playtime,
and items starts at just $7.90;
Plus I love the the corporate responsibility mission of the company
which includes hiring employees with disabilities and implementing the UNIQLO recycle program
- donate any outgrown UNIQLO clothes, adult or child, at any store, and
it will be donated to people in need through the UN Refugee Agency.
The only downside - the collection is only available in store until it comes online in October.
In person, you'll find them starting September 7 at the two NYC stores including
the 89,000 foot (!) Flagship at 5th and 53rd--a seriously amaaaazing
store if you haven't been. Plus the 34th Street store between 5th and
6th if you're in the Herald Square area and coming later this month, a
pop-up store in the Westfield Garden State Plaza in New Jersey.
Pretty good excuse for a little jaunt to Manhattan, if you ask me. -Liz